Friday, 5 October 2018
Knitting a New Stitch
This is my first foray into brioche rib. It is a reversible, two colour stitch, which is thick enough for a tea cosy and ideal for woolly jumpers for winter. I used to stare at the single colour version of this stitch when I was a kid and rack my brains trying to work out how it was done. I never did fathom it out. Then when I saw the two colour version a few months ago I knew I had to find out how to do it. Hooray for Youtube. After watching a few videos and finding that there are different ways of doing it, I settled on the method that I liked best.
Rather than making a high contrast between front and back, I opted for blues. This is the front...
… and this is the back.
I am making a little baby cardigan, using the soft snuggly random blue for the inside and the plain blue for the outside.
I am killing several birds with one stone - using up the wool I have stashed, adding to the reserve supply of presents ready to give to new babies, and working out various problems that might arise on a small project rather than getting myself into a twist on an adult sized project. Just looking at the picture of the tea cosy this morning I have realised that I have to work out a better method for the beginning and end of each row than the one I have been using. The joys of knitting!